Senate elections finally go ahead


Liberia is to hold Senate elections today after postponing the vote twice in recent months. The vote comes despite the Ebola crisis which is still affecting the country.

There are 15 Senate seats up for election today, half of the 30 seat Senate, whose nine year terms expire at the end of the year. President Ellen Johnson Sirleaf decided to go ahead with the election despite the fears that attendance at polling stations of large numbers of people could spread the virus.

There are 139 candidates standing for the 15 seats in the election today which was moved from 16th December. There are 1,903,229 registered voters who will vote at 4,701 polling stations between 8 a.m. and 6 p.m. but there is no out-of-country voting in this election.

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